Natalee Young Terkel: Women in Computer Science

Natalee Young Terkel is working towards her degree in Coding and Marketing but is surprised at the lack of women choosing a similar course. An enthusiastic individual with a multitude of creative interests, she is loving her degree and doesn’t understand why more people don’t pick a similar path.

In today’s technology-filled world, everything revolves around computers. Smart-phones, social media, and tablets, are all common objects nowadays which require computer code to function. Coding is one of the most useful skills to have in today’s job market, but less than 12% of Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science are awarded to woman.

Natalee Young Terkel loves her degree and wants to encourage more young women to choose similarly. Her combination of Marketing and Coding as her majors is unique and will set her apart in a job market which often seeks both of those skills. Being a woman in a male-dominated field will also set her apart, and she is driven to succeed with her hard-working personality.

Natalee Young Terkel doesn’t only want to see more women studying the Computer Sciences, she thinks that it would be a wise choice for many people. Instead of pursuing business degrees such as Marketing by themselves, some computer science papers enhance business-related skill sets and take people to the next stage of employability. As well as the employability, she thinks more people should know that it is an enjoyable subject with many opportunities for creativity and problem-solving skills.

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